Request for Feedback – Family Survey 2018-19

School Development Surveys are conducted annually to gather feedback from students, staff, and parents/guardians to inform the school development process. The survey results will be provided to your child’s school and used with other data to identify the school’s strengths and challenges. Your child’s school will then create and implement a plan to build on successes and address areas of challenge.

The survey is anonymous, which means that we cannot connect your survey responses to you. We encourage everyone to participate so that we have the most accurate representation of family perceptions at your school.

The Family Survey will be available on February 11, 2019. Please complete the survey by March 15, 2019 by clicking here to access the survey. If you do not have internet access, you may contact your school to arrange access to a school computer or mobile device for survey completion.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the school development surveys, please contact:

Thank you for your participation and for being a valued member of your school community.

Click here to download a PDF of this letter from the Director of the Evaluation and Research Division.

Ultimate Frisbee Development Camp

Interested in taking your Ultimate skills to the next level? Interested in becoming provincial Ultimate Storm players? If you are 13 or more years old, there will be a competitive developmental ultimate camp starting on Thursday, February 7th. The cost of this camp is $60, and it will be held at the Techplex. For more information or to register, please click here!

Grizzly Medals From This Weekend

Congratulations go out to the Girls 14U Team on taking Gold in the 15U Volleyball Provincials Tier 3!

Congratulations to the Girls 7A Basketball team who claimed the Silver Medal at the MDJH Invitational.

Congratulations to the Grade 9 Boys Volleyball team on their Silver Medal at the Provincials this weekend.

Congrats to the Grade 8 MDJH Boys Basketball team on winning Silver at the Beaconsfield invitational this weekend!

Congratulations to the Girls 7B Basketball team who claimed third in their division.

Way to go, Grizzlies!

Emergency Food Drive

As you may have heard, there was a devastating fire at the Community Food Sharing Association warehouse yesterday. The food supply has been entirely destroyed. Because we care so much at Macdonald Drive Junior High, we would like to help! Tomorrow, students are asked to bring non-perishable food items to school. We will make sure it goes toward re-stocking the shelves and supporting families in need across Newfoundland and Labrador.

For those who may wish to lend more support, there will be a food drive on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. during the Irish Newfoundland Show on VOCM. The public can make donations in person at Coleman’s Food Centres on Newfoundland Drive in St. John’s and Centennial Street in Mount Pearl. Monetary donations can be made to VOCM Cares online.

Thank you for your continued support!

MDJH at the Rooms

Today the 8-4 class traveled with Mr. Lawton and Ms. Hardy to The Rooms. As part of their Social Studies course, they were learning about World War One and researching Newfoundland soldiers.

MDJH Spelling Bee Champs!

Congratulations to this year’s Spelling Bee champs – Maria and Tanish! They will be representing MDJH at The Telegram Spelling Bee, on Saturday, February 23, at Holy Heart Theatre on Bonaventure Avenue in St. John’s.

Grizzly Medals

Congratulations to the Grade 7 Girls Volleyball team for winning  Gold Tier 1 at the Burger King classic tournament!

Congratulations also to the Grade 9 Boys Volleyball team, who took Silver in Tier 1 in the Burger King Challenge Tournament!

Calling All Cupcake Makers!

On Wednesday, February 27th we have our annual Pink Shirt Day. This day is celebrated every year with a strong message to be kind to one another and to celebrate diversity. We are asking parents/guardians to bake pink cupcakes, as we will be providing a pink cupcake to each student in our building on that day. If you are able to bake cupcakes please send an email to Christina Watton and indicate the number of cupcakes you can provide (please keep in mind we are a nut and tree nut free school). You can title the email “Pink Day cupcakes”. All cupcakes would have to be delivered by 8am on Wednesday, February 27th!